Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Land Registration Index to Registered Owners Torrens Act, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Present Owner Lands [Record], vol. 1-2, ca.1862-ca.1950 (2 volumes); vol. D-E, ca.1862-ca.1950 (2 volumes);
Present Owner Patented Mining Lands [Record], ca.1862-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Present Ownership Lands [Record-title varies], vol. 2-3, ca.1862-ca.1950 (2 volumes);
Present Ownership Miscellaneous Tracts [Record], vol. 1, ca.1862-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Present Owner Town Lots [Record], vol. 1-2, ca.1862-ca.1950 (2 volumes); vol. A-C, ca.1862-ca.1950 (3 volumes);
Register of Titles Torrens Law, vol. 1, 1905-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Plat Book Baker County [Land Ownership-large], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
Certificates of Delinquency Issued [actually Lot Book-Additions], n.d. (1 volume);
Lands [Ownership Record-includes property value information-title varies], 1911-1916, 1918-1955, 1959-1960 (29 volumes);
Record [Land Title Decrees], 1905 (1 volume);
[Town Lot Book-Ownership Record], 1914-1918 (1 volume);
Town Lots [Ownership Record-includes property value information], 1911-1955, 1957-1960 (28 volumes).


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